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164. Gods and Monsters

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Reviewed By: LorcanReview Date: 3/18/19 12:27 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So fenric is back and he and and the doctor are playing the game again. Gods and monsters is a great conclusion to this trilogy and all the cast give superb performances.

Fenric is as delightful a villain as ever and it was great to see him make a return. The first half of this story was good but the second half is where things really start to pick up with some great twists. Fenrics world was an interesting setting and all of the doctors companions were great in this story. Ace confronts fenric again and this time she isn't as afraid and she uses her faith to fight him and the haemovores. Hex is also excellent in this story with some really good moments in the second half of the story.

Spoilers ahead from here on. The twist where the doctor turned out being a pawn in the game too was risky but i thought that it worked out well. We find out here that the gods have been influencing hex since scutari and the conclusion where hex sacrifices himself is such a tragic but brilliant end to his character.

This is a very good conclusion to the balck and white arc and i would highly recommend it.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 12/19/18 7:05 am
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Like its predecessor, this one starts of kind of weak with all of Ace's journey as a character in "Black and relalizes the White" forgotten and Sylvester McCoy giving one of his most over-the-top performances in years in the opening sequence. However, in the second half, the release finds its legs and delivers a series of surprising plot twists, none bigger than when the Doctor realizes the true nature of the battle. It's capped by a beautiful, tragic, and surprising conclusion. The story calls back and pays off a lot of continuity going back to Magic Moustrap. While this is good, Gods and Monsters is not a release you can go into without knowledge of prior releases.
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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 4/3/15 7:01 pm
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

This is a story with arch evil ancient, we are also treated to the appearance of the Haemovores, what we have here is simply breath taking in more ways than one. It is a fitting ending to what has become a simply stunning trilogy of stories told in glorious detail, and, passion by all whom have written, produced and acted. The depth of this release cannot be underestimated in any way shape or form. We bring back an enemy of the timelord in the form of Fenric, is once again playing a game of chess, but this time, it starts to explain some of the Doctors interactions with Nimerod, The Forge, Hex revelations about his mother, the reason the Doctor as been using Sally and Captain Aristedes, Sally, we even get to understand and appreciate in more detail that the two captives in the never ending story of nuclear war are also in fact ancients, of whom the Doctor himself as been moving backwards and forwards over a giant game of chess against Fenric.
The performance by all are simply sublime, and, you get the real feeling that time, attention and genuine eye for every details as been explored here to provide a fitting closure of the this three partner with the 7th Doctor.

I must admit that the sheer scale of this out of the three deserves at least a couple of listens as you just have to soak in all the nuance's that Fitton as put into play. There is a lot of incredibly archive detail pickup from the Curse of Fenric episodes that played out in the last season of the T/V incarnation of number 7.

Simply stunning, one of the real standout productions from Big Finish, and worth every penny.
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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 10/9/12 10:47 pm
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A very good story to end a very good trilogy. All that stopped me giving a 10 was that it doesn't stand alone and I'm not too fond of elder gods.
Its always hard to rate the third of a trilogy without judging the whole trilogy and in this case the several other stories that lead up to this.

Seeing Ace stand up to Fenric once again was the gold of the story and how she uses her faith to hold back the haemovores. It is clear that much has been learned.

This one has a top cast that works really well and it is well written and directed particularly as the symbolic elements of the story slide back and forth with the main narrative and the question of who is playing who gets played out.